A Miracle on
taking a stroll on Collins Avenue in North Miami Beach; the Sun
was slowly setting and the breeze was cold, it can get cold in
Miami in January, thought Juggernaut, then suddenly he heard a
voice shouting his name "Hey Juggernaut, is it you," Juggernaut
looked back to see a middle aged man with a long beard running
towards him."Remember me, I was in your chemistry lab back in
Trinidad," the man was really excited.Juggernaut stepped back to
look at this person and trying to recognize him.
"It is me,
Paramhams," the man stood right in front of Juggernaut.
Juggernaut took a
long look at the man while quickly going through his own memory
lane to recognize Paramhams from his graduate days working as a
teaching assistant in Chemistry lab almost four decades ago.
"Yeah, man I recognize you, you changed a lot," said Juggernaut
with his mind still sifting through his old memories."Sure, so
were you; remember me, I am from Belize came to the University in
Trinidad in 1973 as an undergraduate."
"Certainly, how can
I forget you with your unique name, I met nobody with that name
"Sure, I remember
your comments on my name, you said most likely I was named after
some famous Hindu Mystic from India," Paramhams appeared to have
remembered a long explanation Juggernaut gave on the Hindu Mystic
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa died in 1886."
"Do you live in
Miami?" asked Paramhams.
"No, I am just
visiting on a vacation to get away from the cold," "How about
"I still live in
Belize working for the Department of Agriculture, I came here for
shopping as you know people from the Latin America and the
Caribbean come here to shop, things are much cheaper down here
than back home."
"Sure that's what I
did when I lived in the Caribbean," Juggernaut was very pleased
to meet Paramhams.
"So, how you like
"I like Miami, here
I feel comfortable among my brethren from the Caribbean and more
importantly I can get various foods from the Caribbean and
participate in annual Trinidad Carnival in October."
"Like your favorite
Julie Mango," "I still remember seeing you devouring Julie Mango
in the backroom while we were conducting experiments in the lab,"
Paramhams remembered too much information.
"Yes, here I can
buy large Caribbean Avocados, Guineps, Mangoes, star Apple, sour
and sweet sop, Trinidad Roti and Jamaican Patty, practically
anything from the Caribbean."
first met Paramhams in the lab; he wondered how he got his
name.Paramhams explained that his forefathers were from India and
perhaps he was named after some Hindu God.Juggernaut eventually
figured out that most likely he might have named after
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a Hindu Mystic since Paramhams close to
Paramahamsa. Juggernaut never expected to see him again after
both left the island well over threedecades ago.
It was a miracle on
Collins Avenue to meet Paramhams unexpectedly, if not for his
Indian connection, Juggernaut could never figure it out the
origin of his name. "Well, Paramhams I am so happy to see you
after so long, I would say you could be a reincarnation of Swami
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the Hindu Mystic born again in Belize in
your form," said Juggernaut with a laugh in a light hearted
way."If you say so, I don't mind the title Swami," replied
Paramhams, he was asvague about his name now as he was